Bill JohnsonProduction Manager and Weekend Host
Bill joined WMFE in September 2008. He started his radio career at WFCS at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain Connecticut where he hosted a weekly comedy/variety show and gospel and blues programs. Bill then spent 10 years at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut, where he worked in radio operations and hosted the evening classical music. During this time he also spent two years working overnights and weekends at WTIC 1080 News in Hartford were he anchored the local newscasts, filed stories for CBS radio and prepared news stories for the morning drive.
Bill lives in Deltona and enjoys travel, motorcycling, restaurants and live music.
Recent Stories from Bill Johnson
The city of Orlando gave the OK for incentives for BookThatDoc.com to move from Altamonte Springs to downtown. The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency will give $250,000 to lure the firm into downtown space, with plans to grow to as many as 200 employees by 2021, up from its current staff of 12. Long-term plans for BookThatDoc.com include eventually becoming one of the first tenants at the future Creative Village development.
The Traveling One Show, a touring gallery of work created by winners of the prestigious international One Show Awards – the pinnacle of advertising – returns to Orlando for a one night only presentation on current creative trends, a gallery showcasing winning ads, design, interactive and branded entertainment work. It takes place this coming Tuesday, October 28th from 5:30 to 9 at The Orange Studio at 1121 N. Mills Avenue.
According a recent report by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, the gains that the legislature and governor like to claim as a veritable bounty – because of huge cuts to government jobs and spending – might actually be ruining the parts of the state where government is required to make things work.
What is dragon boating? It is twenty paddlers moving in unison, paddling together inside a long boat whose elaborate design originates in ancient China. See bunches of them race in multiple heats all day long, watch live entertainment, shop from a ton of vendors, drink at the beer garden and eat at a slew of food trucks Saturday 6 to 6 at the Dragon Boat Festival at Bill Frederick Park, 3401 South Hiawassee Road in Orlando.
On Oct. 2, the New York Times reported on California’s water crisis. In some places in the state near the Sequoia National Forest, residents’ wells have dried up. Their taps have run dry, rivers and lakes are drying up and there is no water left to shower on once-lush landscaping.
Hundreds of designer bridal gowns in a wide range of sizes, styles and designers for a fraction of their normal price, along with an assortment of bridal accessories, shoes & veils will be for sale at the MIX105.1 Pink Pop-Up Pavilion aka a giant trailer you walk through, parked at the Southern Women’s Show at the Orange County Convention Center now until Sunday, 10 to 7. The Southern Women’s Show is not free, but it’s cheap. The money raised from the gowns goes towards Brides Against Breast Cancer.